Industry analysts and vendors promote “Plant Floor to Board Room Integration” – yes, we understand the benefits, but can someone tell us how to securely connect the separate networks without data loss? Cisco Systems, Inc. and WiredCity, a division of OSIsoft, have partnered to bring manufacturers a holistic view of Process and IT Data into the Business Ready Data Center, while protecting the integrity of the Process Control Network. By implementing Cisco’s Intelligent Networked Manufacturing architecture with WiredCity’s IT Monitor, manufacturers ensure true Real-time Performance Management across the Enterprise. The solution, the Industrial Data Center (IDC), offers architecture to support performance of IT and Operational assets without compromising the integrity of the process control network. The IDC solution helps customers deal with real world problems like patch management, third-party vendor access, and agent-free IT asset monitoring on the process control network that doesn’t participate in the traditional IT policies and procedures.